Houston, TX – Lone Star Legal Aid’s environmental justice team attended Air Alliance Houston’s 2nd Annual State of the Air Gala on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at the historical Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.

Air Alliance Houston believes everyone has a right to breathe clean air. Through applied research, education, and advocacy, they work to deliver clean air for a healthier future in Houston. Executive Director, Dr. Bakeyah Nelson, informed attendees about AAH’s current projects aimed at advancing clean air and environmental justice in Texas.

This year’s keynote speaker was the new Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. Judge Hidalgo spoke about the Houston region’s air quality concerns and initiatives without devaluing the city’s industry. She apprized attendees about the steps the county is taking to improve the air and protect community health.

Lone Star Legal Aid is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations. Lone Star Legal Aid serves the millions of people at 125% of federal poverty guidelines that reside in 72 counties in the eastern and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and 4 counties of southwest Arkansas. Lone Star Legal Aid focuses its resources on maintaining, enhancing, and protecting income and economic stability; preserving housing; improving outcomes for children; establishing and sustaining family safety and stability, health and wellbeing; and assisting populations with special vulnerabilities, like those who have disabilities, or who are elderly, homeless, or have limited English language skills. To learn more about Lone Star Legal Aid, and how to apply for legal services, visit our website at www.lonestarlegal.org.

Media contact: Clarissa Ayala, cayala@lonestarlegal.org.